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US ambassador to the UN, Robert Wood, speaks at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 19, 2018. The U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a “maximum pressure campaign” to convince North Korea to denuclearize even as Washington prepares a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the U.N.-hosted Conference on Disarmament, says the U.S. believes the ongoing pressure campaign “has had an important impact in the North's decision to return to the table.”  (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
The Latest: Anti-nuclear group backs US-NKorea talksThe anti-nuclear weapons group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize says it's "very supportive" of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after months of risky tensions between them
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In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, speaks as Donte Robinson, looks on during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. In the week since, Nelson and Robinson have met with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and are pushing for lasting changes to ensure that what happened to them doesn't happen to future patrons. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their livesTwo black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
An ancient Dacian gold bracelet is displayed during a press conference at the national history museum in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, April 19, 2018. A treasure trove of coins and bracelets from the 1st century that were stolen from archeological sites in western Romania and illegally smuggled out of the country has been put on display after being recovered in Austria during a cross-border investigation.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Ancient coins, bracelets looted from Romania return homeCoins and bracelets from the 1st century that were looted from western Romania years ago and smuggled out of the country have been put on display after a joint investigation with Austria brought them back home
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Tennessee's athletic director Phillip Fulmer watches during the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Knoxville, Tenn. Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday, April 19, 2018, by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
Tennessee AD Fulmer signs new deal worth at least $900,000Tennessee athletic director's contract through 2021 ups annual pay to at least $900,000
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 file photo, Meral Aksener, a former Turkish interior minister and deputy parliament speaker, addresses her party's first meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to try and mount a strong challenge against strongman Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections, scheduled for June 24, 2018. Turkey is switching from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system that will concentrate increased powers in the hands of the president, following a narrowly approved referendum last year. (Depo Photos via AP, File)
Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge ErdoganTurkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
IMF's Lagarde: Trade tensions threaten global economyIMF's Largarde: US-China trade tensions, rising debt load threaten healthy global economy
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2014, photo, director Lars von Trier poses for photographers at a photo call for the film "Nymphomaniac" at the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin. Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival. Von Trier was declared “persona non grata” by Cannes after expressing sympathy for Adolf Hitler in a 2011 press conference for his film “Melancholia.”  (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt, File)
Previously persona non grata, Cannes welcomes back Von TrierSeven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival for jokingly calling himself a Nazi, Danish director Lars von Trier has been invited back to the French festival
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017 file photo, Professor Sara Danius makes a speech during the Nobel award ceremony at the Concert house in Stockholm. Danius, the head of the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has resigned following an internal crisis at the prestigious institution.  Danius announced her decision Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a three-hour meeting of academy members in central Stockholm. Danius said she had lost the confidence of the academy, but would not comment on whether a vote was held to remove her.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeedsAn internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming groupAuthorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun County grand jury indicts Herndon man for involuntary manslaughter

    A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted a Herndon man on an aggravated involuntary manslaughter charge after a passenger in his vehicle died following an alcohol-related crash in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 10:59 AM
  • Loudoun Sheriff's Office searches for a 56-year-old Sterling man

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing Sterling man who has a possible physical impairment from the Sterling area. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisor offers for county to retake management of Fireman's Field

    As public discussions continue regarding the new management of Purcellville's Fireman's Field, Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington sent a letter on Monday to Purcellville town officials offering to resume the county's management of Fireman's Field. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
  • Middleburg's Bataoel receives endorsements from Randall, Gooditis

    Middleburg mayoral candidate Vincent Bataoel announced Tuesday he has received endorsements for his campaign from Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall and Del. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 09:48 AM
  • Why a Handmade Wool Cape Costs $950

    Suppose a sheep farmer in Virginia dreams of making handmade wool garments in the United States. The reality: For a small operation, piecing together production can be harder than growing the wool. Washingtonian.com, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:48 AM
  • Va. assembly to decide on Metro taxes, veto overrides

    As Virginia's General Assembly meets for its annual reconvened session Wednesday, the proposal for new dedicated funding for Metro ranks among the key issues. The current bill provides $154 million more per year, mainly from money that today goes to Northern Virginia transportation projects, including, at times, Metro. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 06:20 AM
  • Joe Hockey putts for power, going nine holes with Donald Trump

    When the going gets tough in the US capital, Donald Trump gets going to the greens of one of his private golf clubs - and, it turns out, phones an Australian friend to help keep spirits up. Joe Hockey may well have become the envy of Washington DC's diplomatic corps, getting a call-up to join the US President in a select foursome for much-needed fairway therapy at the end of another testing week in the White House. ABC News, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 09:08 PM
  • Preservation gathering planned at Llangollen Farm

    Sponsored by the Land Trust of Virginia, Mosby Heritage Area Association and Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition, the gathering will explore the future of the landscape, community and conservation easements. Fauquier.com, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 12:13 PM
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